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Taco's official name is....

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  • Taco's official name is....

    Rachel Alexandra's boy gets his registered name announced today. I've been watching the Stonestreet website but haven't seen anything yet. Any guesses?

    I like "Kendall Jackson". I know, perhaps a bit predictable, but I still hope that's the one they chose.

    Last edited by Gestalt; Jul. 27, 2012, 07:07 PM. Reason: added link

  • #2

    Jess's Dream

    Lame choice. Period.


    • Original Poster

      Double UGH

      Did not think they would pick a name like that. Bleah


      • #4
        Honestly the suggestion (in jest) made by Matt Carruthers on TVG today - Curling Iron - was better!


        • #5
          And I prefer this drinking motif by my wife and I - scraps more
          Last edited by Glimmerglass; Jul. 29, 2012, 11:04 PM.


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
            And I prefer this drinking motif by my wife and I - scraps more
            Ooh, who's riding the big chestnut in the pic on the table?


            • #7
              Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
              Ooh, who's riding the big chestnut in the pic on the table?
              I am. I rode him as a favor in a jumper show. He's a nice prelim level event horse.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
                I am. I rode him as a favor in a jumper show. He's a nice prelim level event horse.
                Very nice looking boy. And I hope his name isn't as goofy as Taco's. I mean, how corny can you get? Jess's Dream, sounds like a bad movie on the living channel.


                • #9
                  *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


                  • #10
                    The horse I rode is an appendix cross with a decent name.

                    For homage to Jess I would've opted for Stonewall as in Jackson. Although picking a Confederate general, for his prowess in militarily command not necessarily for his opinions or allegiance, maybe has its own challenges.


                    • #11
                      I like the name. Simple and sentimental.

                      "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester


                      • #12
                        I don't like it for a boy horse.


                        • #13
                          I am not a grammar scholar. Shouldn't it be Jess' Dream?
                          McDowell Racing Stables

                          Home Away From Home


                          • #14
                            As if often the complaint with would-be Triple Crown horses, I have to say this name doesn't fit in with the grand names of prior winners ... it "ain't no War Admiral or Citation"


                            • #15
                              A bit off-topic but Rachel's full sister - a yearling - saddled with the not so great name of Samatha Nicole (which sounds like an "employee" at Scores) will be up for auction at Keeneland November sale. Breeder Dolphus Morrison is dispersing his holdings.


                              • #16
                                What is the story behind the name? Who is Jess?


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Come Shine View Post
                                  What is the story behind the name? Who is Jess?
                                  Owner of sire, Curlin, and dam, Rachel Alexandra, the late Jess S. Jackson, Jr


                                  • #18
                                    Thanks GG. That makes sense now.


                                    • #19
                                      It reminds me of "Ashleigh's Wonder" from the Thoroughbred book series.



                                      • #20
                                        Well, I suppose it was expected. But as I've seen in other name-the-foal contests, usually the owner picks one they like from everything submitted. I read that they chose this because it was the one most suggested. Whatever.
                                        But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson